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to the sponsor of the house preemie act, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. etchue, such time as he she -- ms. eshoo, such time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. eshoo: i thank the gentleman. madam speaker, i'm very proud to rise in support of the preemie act legislation that i introduced with congressman leonard lance. he's been a terrific partner, not only on this legislation but on other pieces of legislation that we've moved through the energy and commerce committee and i salute him. this bill will expand research, education and prevention of preterm births. as the mother of two children i know how precious the earliest part of life is and it's our responsibility to do everything we can to make sure that our little ones begin their lives with more than a fighting chance. each year, as was stated, each year half a million babies are born prematurely in our country, and preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn mortality and the second leading cause of infant mortality. babies born even a few weeks too early can require weeks
the democratic coalition is dominant, illinois, for example, new york state and california, you see a very different policy mix. which direction are they going? >> their policy mixes to mirror what's happening in washington, which is do not address any of your structural spending problems and need to add spending and ask your taxpayers in particular to-- the wealthier taxpayers to contribute more to that and it's a tax and spend policy. one of the problems that the states have, obviously it's not helping their economic growth and you're beginning to see a huge contrast on the ground between the economic situations of states that are reforming, and those that are not. >> paul: give us a couple of examples, kim, where is growth occurring where you're seeing it. the jobless rate, for example, in illinois the last time i checked was 8.8%. >> yes. >> paul: and meanwhile, wisconsin 6.9%, very interesting contrast. >> look at indiana, where it's also low, and-- yeah, north dakota, which by the way, steve mentioned you know, the fracking boom going up there. and i think it's below 5%, it's astonis
the democratic coalition is dominant, illinois for example, new york state and california you can see a very different policy mix. which direction are they going? >> their policy mix is to mirror what is happening in washington. do not address any of the structural spending problems. continue to add spending and then ask your taxpayers, the healthier of the taxpayers to contribute more money.-- one of the problems these states have is obviously it is not helping their economic growth, and you are beginning to see a huge contrast on the ground between the economic situations of states that are reforming and some that are not. >> where is the growth occurring and where you arel: seeing it?h the jobless rate in illinois last time i checked was 8.8%. wisconsin was 6.9%. very interesting contrast. >> indiana where it is also low. north dakota which steve mentioned the fracking boom, it is below 5%. it is astonishing. >> it is 3%. >> so what about steve where do you think this is going? we are going to see now over the next two, three, four years. >> n ao doubt about it. >> what laboratories work
? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: mr. president, how much time remains on either side on this nomination? the presiding officer: 13 minutes for the majority. mrs. boxer: okay. could you let me know when i've gone four minutes because i want to save time for senator -- the presiding officer: the charity will notify. mrs. boxer: well, mr. president, i want to thank very much my colleague, senator cork, for his remarks -- colleague, senator corker, for his remarks and join in with his support for this very able person, carol galante. she has a long and distinguished career of building and promoting affordable housing and she's very well qualified. she began her career as a housing coordinator for the city of santa barbara, rising to become the city's housing and redevelopment manager. and i would point out, santa barbara is a magnificent part of my state. i have a beautiful state. and they didn't have much in the way of moderate income housing, and i think it was very important the work that she did. she moved on to eden housing, a nonprofit affordable housing develo
of there moisture stretching from west of hawaii all the way into the west coast and northern california continues to be the bulls eye. low pressure to the northwest, the storm track heading right toward us. where's the next storm, sitting a couple hundred miles offshore. it will be with us tomorrow morning and all of northern california will be extremely wet. we're looking at rainfall totals topping out well above an inch to two inches. this is our future cast all the way through the day. santa rosa 2 more inches of rain. hayward an inch 1/3 and redwood city you will get a lot of rain as well. most falling tomorrow morning. heavy rainfall tonight. a soaker early tomorrow and it's going to move out pretty quickly and by mid afternoon we'll see clearing skies and by monday the rain will be a distant memory. oakland tomorrow 65. wet but warm. san jose 62, r morgan hill 64. pa lo al to 62, and -- palo alto, 62. sansan laeandr o. looking sunnier and dryer thursday through saturday of next week. it's going to get wet tonight. travel's not going to be that great. by this time tomorrow, all of the rain i
. including indiana senator richard lugar. and representative lynn woolsey of california. that begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> strangle me. take things from me. >> give it to him. >> he's not on that face. >> i've been on that bus. >> they are just as good as gold. >> as all of us in this country were starting to see people coming out and talking about their experiences, this phenomenon, that so many of us had experienced in one way or another, and had no words for. other than adolescence, other than growing up. we finally -- people were starting to stand back and say, hold on. this isn't actually a normal part of growing up. this isn't a normal rite of passage. i think there was a moment where there was a possibility for change. and director lee hirsch and i decided to start the film out of that feeling that voices were kind of bubbling up. coming up to the surface to say this isn't something that we can accept anymore. a normal part of our culture. >> film maker cynthia loewen has followed up her award winning film by gathering essays and personal stories in "bully." hear
bans gay marriage in california. they will hear argumentses in march and with rulings expected by june. >>> a group is urging the photograph to ban the salvation army. they made the request after a student acted and said the homeless shelter and soup kitchens refused to offer same sex couples. and a woman was teed access to a women's shelter. >>> the campus at san bernardino said they not and killed a student. few tails have been released. they were forced to fire their weapons after a graduate students became violent. he was treated for life-threatening injuries. >>> a man was shot in a standoff with the s.w.a.t. team. that standoff started yesterday afternoon when police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the fast food restaurant and follow some boulevard. they discover -- folsom boulevard. they discovered there were two hostages. >> they were forced to take action to end this safely. >> neither of the employees were hurt. the suspect was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries,. >>> new this morning, a motorcyclist is in critical condition after being hit in oa
been diverted to. >> reporter: normally it could with stopped in southern california, but there is no one on the job to unload the cargo. on a rainy saturday night, cranes and dock workers were in motion at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreemen
tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 15 seconds. mr. dreier: i thank my friend for the 15 seconds, and i'll try not to exceed that. if i do i appreciate his generosity in yielding me such time as i might consume. mr. speaker, let me just say that i appreciate the fact that my friend said we should have a defense capability that is second to none. we should be pre-eminent in the world. i appreciate his statement that that needs to be done. i also appreciate the fact that he talks about the multifairous societal needs out there, ensuring we don't see those who are struggling to make ends meet suffer. we concur wholeheartedly in that goal. but i have said this time and time again, i said it in the rules committee, and mr. bishop and i had a discussion about this. and mr. hastings got into this as well. and that is i argue, this is my perspective, and thomas jefferson said two thinking people given the exact same of facts can draw different conclusions, but i concluded as i look at the preamble of the constitution with all of the important statements in there, we th
and i reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from california. >> i'd like to associate myself with her remarks that we hopefully will not go over the fiscal cliff. i would like to say that i can provide my friend from rochester, our distinguished ranking member from the rules committee, insurance and we will not be adjourning the congress today and ending our work. i said in the rules committee, mr. speaker, that we are going to continue with our work. the action we are going to take as it relates to these two measures, the reconciliation package designed to ensure that we do not see sequestration, which we all knew would be devastating -- it is a package of $230 billion. it is a responsible measure that is not going to be getting -- gutting programs. it will be tackling entitlements reforms. >> will be representative yields? >> sure, i will yield. >> thank you for yielding. we were assured that the bill we were getting was the bill we would vote on. all we got was doublespeak. >> if i can reclaim my time, i can say that i have served as long as the minority as john dingell. i
in creating. host: here is mike from san diego, california. guest: good morning. real quick question. i do air traffic control. with a do you think they'll do with the sequester as far as their traffic controllers? guest: i wish i could tell you. i've seen the same numbers you have. 20,000 people furloughed. they're going to provide as much coverage as they can so different people could be furloughed different days. host: ray, in iowa, democrats line. host: morning, ladies. earlier, one of the callers made a statement about federal workers having their jobs. they come to work, they didn't have to do their jobs and they couldn't be fired. nothing's further from the truth. the only way that someone's job cannot be fired is they have an i.p. -- income tent boss. if they do something wrong or they're not doing their job, all their supervisor has to and is document it. i'm a retired postal worker and there's nobody that cannot be fired. there is a point -- the other point i like to make is this absurdity about overpayment. the private sector equal jobs i know i was a postal worker. the private sect
and the former governor of the state of california pete wilson. governor. [applause] [applause] our county supervisor peter floyd. peter, thank you for coming. [applause] now for those of who who were patient enough to go through the book signing line prior to the event this evening we yo know the wonderful woman is here with us tonight. she's "the new york times" best selling officer and president of gingrich productions. please join me in recognizing calista fig h -- gingrich. [applause] we have with us tonight a special guest. if i i know if i were simply to give the typical dinner circuit gingrich the one where you list every accomplishment of the speaker's bio. i promise you we would be here all night and newt would get bored. the list of achievements in politics, his involvement in life-long learning, his expertise of national security matters, his best interest, the philanthropy endeavors. the box he's written, the list goes on and on. let's presume we are well accounted with the important milestone and the life of one gingrich. i want to focus in some part on the future. and what i
with no questions asked. >> reporter: california requires background checks on all firearms which includes a 10-day cooling-off period. but in many states, you can receive your gun within minutes as fast as the computer can finish checking your background. speaking of computers, there's all sorts of stuff on the internet. you can buy almost all the parts of a weapon without any age restrictions. the one exception is the receiver. the part with the serial number that usually houses the trigger. you have to buy a receiver from a federally designated firearms dealer. there are also website that is show you how to build a complete firearm from scratch with help from a three- dimensional printer. >> right now anyone can manufacture a firearm as long as they are in compliance with the laws and regulations. >> reporter: as for buying ammunition, several of the recent mass murderers have bought lawsuit capacity magazines. these magazines allow the shooter to fire as many as 100 rounds in just a few seconds. they are perfectly legal in many states. [ sound of automatic gunfire ] >> reporter: where are the
is charles from california, on the democratic line. you are on with damian paletta of the wall street journal. caller: why in the world the we keep arguing about the fiscal cliff, because i know in my heart that the republicans are stopping this. there's no one else. we are still sitting here fighting and the republicans are still fighting him. guest: he raises a point a lot of democrats agree with. you talk to republicans and they say it's the democrats' fault. why can't the president give us a proposal we can vote on, they ask. each party believes they are right and the other side is wrong. that's why we are here a couple days before new year's wondering what policy makers will do at the white house meeting today. host: scott is from colorado springs on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. a couple things. i get tired of hearing obama was campaigning about we need to get a hold on spending. yet he comes back around with a $1.2 trillion budget. the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans and put up there. he blames the republicans. i stopp
because the markets that we're in, texas, california, florida, the sun belt, the west, the good tax climates, the good business climates, places that benefit from immigration, migration, baby boomers, et cetera. >> well, that's important because one of the themes we've been hitting on is there's some things that can trump even what washington's done. meaning that they could set us back, but you've got some stories in here about areas that are just terrific where your development pipeline is and the strong balance sheet obviously. but it looks like you are in the genuine actual growth areas demographically. so that can't be rolled back by washington. >> agreed. that's where, you know, we have wanted to focus our portfolio into basically about 12 states from washington state through washington, d.c. all those coastal and border states, plus las vegas, which surprisingly is a very good market for us and denver. >> see, i think people are misinterpreting. we had a fellow on from city national in california yesterday, people don't get it, california and nevada, florida are really coming
recognizes the gentlewoman from california, ms. woolsey, for five minutes. ms. woolsey: mr. speaker, the past weekend -- this past weekend we observed world aids day, a time to remember those lost to this horrific disease and to recommit ourselves to prevention, treatment and ultimately a cure. for more than 30 years now, hiv-aids has exacted a huge toll, killing more than 25 million people. every 9 1/2 minutes in our country, someone is infected. but this is predominantly a disease of the developing world. a shocking 33.4 million people are living with hiv-aids today, almost all in the world's poorer countries. particularly subsaharan africa. too many don't have access to the medication and overall health care infrastructure that they need. aids is linked to many other problems of poverty, malnutrition and other inphishes diseases as well. -- infectous diseases as well. it contributes to a sense of helplessness in countries that are already susceptible to violence and terrorism. if we don't contain and defeat this epidemic it will undermine democratic governments. it will continue to impede
might grated from, say, california, texas, new mexico, because of job opportunities in arizona over the last decade or so. but that's not unlike perhaps the white population, too. it's very hard to find native arizonans. so, a lot of the people there are transplants from elsewhere and i think that explains a lot as to why the latino voters are still the sleeping giant in arizona. we saw them surge in new mexico and of course colorado and nevada, but in arizona they're still asleep some people ask why. i think in part it's because they have not established rooting, the roots in the community like in, say, california or texas. >> go into the numbers a little bit. what percentage of the population -- we heard the percentage of electorate. give us a sense of the percentage of the population, what they -- growth rate, expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration the qualifications to vote, the voting age population, only have 25% eligible to vote in terms of being over 18. but of that population, one-thir
the last one did, in northern california and round number three is almost here. tomorrow, especially the morning hours it's going to be very wet. there's no round number four and round number three will be out of here by mid afternoon tomorrow. this time tomorrow, rain is done for a little bit. at least the heavy rainfall. look how much heavy rain is going to fall tomorrow and 2 1/2 inches of rain for san rafael. more than an inch 1/2 for pleasanton and concord and pacifica. what to expect, heavy rainfall tonight, very wet, windy tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon we finally begin to clear out. oakland 65, concord 62, santa clara 63, very soggy in the morning. 63 nor pittsburgh, walnut creek 63. kentfield 61 and a soggy morning in san francisco with a high of 63 degrees. monday we're dry, tuesday, wednesday, don't worry about that, a few light showers and thursday through saturday we will be mainly dry. it's all about tonight and tomorrow. after that the heaviest rain thankfully is finished. that's your cbs 5 forecast. >>> jill c o ostello died of lung cancer shortly of she gra
of housing and urban development, carol j. galante of california to be an assistant secretary of housing and urban development. the judiciary, department of justice, william joseph bare of maryland to be an assistant attorney general. the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be 60 minutes of debate, equally divided in the usual form on the galante nomination. the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: as we stand here, sit here, watch what's happening, we know that there are negotiations going on to avert at least part of the fiscal cliff. and i want to say, and i've said this privately but i'll say it publicly, that i really hope our leaders can find a way out of this. i watched the president speak today and i thought as usual, he is very fair in what he said, mr. president. what he basically said is, it's the middle class that grows this economy, it's the middle class that needs to be lifted up, it's the middle class that can't afford tax hikes, and those at the very top can do just a little bit more. ates very simple point. and i just would hope
members of our board of trustees and a former governor of the state of california, pete wilson. governor. [applause] >> also with us tonight is a terrific congressman who is retiring after 26 years of terrific service and his wife. [applause] >> our ventura county supervisor, peter, thank you for coming. [applause] >> now for those of you who are patient enough to go through the book signing line just prior to the event this evening, you know this wonderful woman is here with us tonight. she's a best selling author, "new york times" best selling author and the president of gingrich production, ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming callista gingrich. [applause] so we have with us tonight a very special guest. i know that if i were simply to give a difficult introduction to spend her gingrich, the one where you list every accomplishment of the speakers bio, i promise you we would be here all night and even he would get bored. [laughter] >> his list of achievements in politics, his involvement in lifelong learning, his expertise in national security matters, his business interes
, that is reported in the daily caller. we begin with a call from diane in julian, california, on our democratic line. caller: good morning, peter. my prediction came true, reelecting a president. women against violence acts, being held up by the house. john boehner and the republican house majority leader eric cantor. i tweeted last night quiet late saying the republicans are going to gang up on john boehner. there is an article in the new york times showing they feel he is dragging his feet and waiting until january 3. i also understand that the chairman of the government oversight and reform committee darrell issa, which is from our district here, is holding up the vote on the women against violence act also, which involves the illegals, native americans, and lgbt. this is a coal in the christmas stocking for women who helped to get president obama reelected, and is an attack on medicaid for women that have children, and seniors and -- host: we will leave it there. thanks for calling. olean is in tennessee, republican -- leeann. caller: we need to have more cuts. look at all the thousands obama ha
on september 8, 2001 new york sacramento, california. -- in sacramento, california. >> my name is paul mauser, i'm the father of paul maus -- of daniel mauser who was killed in the massacre at columbine high school. >> my name is paul wilson. my beautiful wife christy lyn wilson, 26 years, was cowardly shot and killed in california, onth 12, 2011. -- october 12, 2011. >> i'm andre, i am father of bear. my son miraculously survived the shooting, he was in the line of fire. i am here not to represent the entire town, i am here just on my own accord. >> obviously the town that andre is talking about is newtown, connecticut. before we begin, is there anybody else here who has a story they want to share? i also come to this issue through personal experience. my younger brother was shot in a shooting that happened on the observation deck of the empire state building and i have some prepared remarks here but before i begin them, i just want to point out today there will be 32 more families that know the pain and horror that you just heard here today. we pay a lot of attention, and appropriately so,
would be prepared to do that. >> the democratic line is next, california. donna, hello. caller: i would like to state -- i think that one of our biggest problems is that the republican party has sold us out to grovers inquest. i think that everyone who took that pledge should be fired from the congress. they took an oath of office first. they have given away the oath. i sincerely believe that your republican party has gone down the tubes with the tea party and the evangelical christians. we no longer have freedom of religion. they want us to believe what they believe, stuff like this. that is the reason why we are facing this cliff. because of that. >> let's go next to texas. john, welcome to the conversation. >> thank you for having me on. ivory with jerry. >> jerry said that he would be comfortable with his taxes coming up. caller: it should not just be the 48%. it should be the 51% below war not paying any taxes. if they want to live in america, they should otherwise go back to where they came from. if you have got people just sitting there in the 51%, just sitting without rolling, w
today. >>> severe flooding is a problem in northern california. highways in sonoma california are under water. and up in the mountains, up to four feet of snow expected to fall in the sierra nevada. it is the second wave of storms to hit northern california sense friday. the rainy weather also grounded dozens of flights around the san francisco bay area. the san francisco international up to 30 flights have been canceled and many more delayed. that includes incoming and departing flights. just in time for holiday travel. >> as if the holidays aren't stressful enough with other things. good luck, everybody, getting around. >>> while the west takes that beating, the gulf coast is bracing for tornadoes during this holiday weekend. >> good morning, andrew. >> much of the nation will be relatively tranquil for your holiday travels, our big unsettled area will be across portions of the south and the gulf coast especially. disturbance pushing through and strong thunderstorms late tonight in the houston area, into tomorrow. then louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, looking at torrential do
: at this time, it's migrate pleasure to yield the gentleman from california, chairman of the ways and means health subcommittee, mr. herger. mr. herger: i thank my good friend. how wonderful it is to be able to sit here and listen to all these incredibly warm remarks from people who, like myself, know and love jay pearson. and there's a reason for that. jay, you're one of the best of the best. and i think, it's hard to believe that 26 years comes and goes so very, very quickly, but it was 26 years ago when i first came here. and of course, you come here and you're excited and you come here with a dream, because of our great country and preserve our constitution, but, boy, there's a lot to learn. there's a lot of hall ways to figure out. there are a lot of procedures to try to figure out how to work our way through. and jay, you were always there. you were there to a guy like myself that i could come up to on the q t and asked jay, what could do next? what is this vote on? when is the procedures coming up next? and no matter what the question, jay pearson had the correct answer in a way that
next call is charles from california, on the democratic line. you are on with damian paletta of the wall street journal. >> we will break away. live now to the capital. that is senator ben nelson from nebraska, retiring, make your marks on c-span. -- making remarks on c-span. thank you. we thought we would catch a moment of his comments, which were brief. we're standing by four senators coming back from their party caucuses. caller: the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans have put up there, and he blames republicans. , isopod you were supposed to bring bills up there and talk about them and vote on then. they have not pass a budget in over four years. they are not being responsible for that. guest: that is what makes him such a powerful figure. they said we sent you the legislation that would help the deficit cannot help create more jobs, and democrats in the senate have not acted. democrats say those are partisan bills with no bipartisan support. that is why the leader -- senate leader reid is going to be at the white house today because
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in the stockton, california, schoolyard at the cleveland elementary school. you would have thought that we would have acted. bills were put in. it took us until 1993, four years, to pass the gun -- assault weapon ban. courageous legislators stood up and said enough is enough. but hearings and all went on and on, about military-style weapons that should be banned. anybody knows you don't hunt with a banana clip with 30 shells in it or 30 bullets in it. that's not hunting. that's not what you use at a gun range. and that you should not be able -- we know we shouldn't be able to buy a gun if you have a record or serious mental illness. you would think those things that were common sense would become law. they became law in 1993, and there was a pushback from the national rifle association that said, well, all right. you can pass this. but put a 10-year sunset on it. why do you put a sunset on an assault weapon ban? but we did. the fight was led by a courageous lawmaker who was willing to stand up, take the chance of having the n.r.a. come down on him, name is pete stark. pete stark led the fight in
being reported across southern california. also thunderstorms being reported yesterday in las vegas. that was the 25th day they saw thunderstorms this year. the record is 26. so a lot of thunderstorms in vegas. you had record rainfall of a quarter inch in san diego. you had 1.56 inches of rainfall. yuma, you had record rain as well. the rain in through phoenix. it is snowing through flagstaff, getting into the grand canyon as well. this system will slowly spiral its way into the four corners and bring with it more in the way of some heavy snow. some of it will be over the san juans of southwest colorado. they'll take that fresh powder, for sure. the south side of the system will have wind as well with winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. ahead of that, warm and sunny. a nice chill in the air to get you in the mood for the season across the east coast. that's a quick check on weather. "early start" coming right back. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want.
feet of water by 7:00 tomorrow night. on the california side, the truckee river is predicted to flood between squawk creek. >> the flood watch continues all week. we'll have live reports tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. with the abc-7 sunday morning news. and you can track the rain at any time at our web site. >> a fire has destroyed an historic structure at the san francisco zoo. the fire broke out this afternoon in the flier -- fleishhacker pool house. >> upon arrival i went into defensive operations right away. the abandoned building, no reason for life hazard so the risk was too great for the building at this point. >> one firefighter was evaluated for smoke inhalation. no one else was injured. the cause of the fire is under investigation. the building known for its striking interior has been closed since 1971 and has been home to squatters and the homeless since then. >>> a teenager has become san jose's 43rd homicide victim this year, the 17 year was found shot to death last night at 11:30 near pacific and lincoln avenues. investigators think it may be gang-related but haven't rele
and the next storm moving into northern california and this one is a very strong one. very significant rain will fall here, some areas eight inches of rain and a lot of the rivers in central california concerned about flooding for today and tonight. and this storm storms by tomorrow, and another one comes in on tuesday, wednesday, lingers a little into thursday and then dry things out and this is the most potent of all and mostly rain, another warm system, but a steady stream of tropical moisture and it will bring light showers throughout parts of the ohio valley, to the great lakes, tonight and this afternoon. and behind it, temps are going to warm up a lot. in fact, today, the temps are extremely warm, across most of the country and pretty much the entire country is above where your average temps are this time of year and tomorrow, we'll see this heat builds further, getting to 61, dleefld, and # 66. and usually we're counting the days to christmas and shopping days left. not this year, the countdown to the fiscal cliff, thanks to our leftist leaders. >> usually count down to christmas, b
financial manager will be reported. -- a ppointed. -- appointed. dana in california, republican. caller: i'm 56 years old. i live in california. i can give the perspective of what has happened in my state and the economy and all that stuff. back in 1982, i was making $8.50 an hour. but i have seen happen in my state and happening in more, not just illegal immigrants, but our children. i have watched my state do a nose dive. people cannot afford more things. i'm watching them destroy our social system, our schools. it is absolute insanity, but i see happening in our state. host: have you considered moving out of california? caller: what do you do? this is my home. it is like being shoved out of your own home. host: what kind of work do you do? caller: alarm system and surveillance system. every walk of life, every religious background, every part of town, a movie star's homes. i have seen life in a perspective that most people do not see it. i hear them talk. i see the same common denominator. illegal immigration is killing everything. host: has business been good? caller: in my business, w
california, arizona, north carolina are all being transformed in the post-world war ii period by this historic shift in population and political influence. just think about it. really does three from 1964 to two dozen eight could be thought of as kind of the carried of sun belt dominance in american presidential history. if you think about every president elected from 1964-2008 comes from a state of the sun belt. lyndon johnson from texas, richard nixon from california, gerald ford was never elected. he was not even elected vice president. he was a michigan. jimmy carter from georgia. ronald reagan from california. first george bush, texas by a connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas, and the second bush from texas. so 2008 is in some ways a watershed election. it is this 40 year period of sun belt dominance. and there were issues that are critical in the politics that develop, that came out of the sun belt. they tended to have a conservative task to them. they tended to be oriented around history of strong national defense, of an opposition to unions and a defense of free ent
as we go throughout connecticut, georgia, california, washington state. i mean, it is really a powerful, powerful thing to process. >> and we know that even, obviously, people who are most directly involved are going to having the highest impact and greatest impact on them. but, yeah, you are right. the people more remote that have been watching it, learning about it, talking about it, there have been studies on this and find that there is a component of post-traumatic stress even in those populations. we are talking about children here. we typically think about post-traumatic stress in adults. but even after virginia tech, for example, after a few months later, 15% of people who were involved -- went to colleges, who -- watched this very closely, still had some component of it. 77% of students at virginia tech had it. obviously much higher in the people most -- >> 77%? >> three to four months later. it is significant. there's a couple of things to keep in mind. one is that the quicker some of those symptoms and signs are recognized and dealt with, the much better prognosis people have.
california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with nor snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads were pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes, crashing into the other. believe it or not, police say no one was hurt. >> people are still drives fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down and anticipate the worst of what other people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: across the country in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime, dealing with two consecutive days of snow this weekend, leave t
is recognized. mr. smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. rohrabacher. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. rohrabacher: thank you very much. i rise in strong opposition to h.r. 6621. the bill being considered promotes and is being promoted as a technical corrections piece of legislation and by and large that's exactly what it is. but it also -- there's one provision of this bill that raises significant concerns and needs to be addressed, and i have asked my friend from michigan, perhaps, to consider this and perhaps reconsider his position on the bill, because i'm sure he does not know about this. one of our country's patent -- our country's patent system has long been one of the strongest in the world, and one of its basic tenets has been the steadfast adherence to the principle of total confidentiality of a patent application until the patent is granted. the congress has repeatedly stood by that principle even though there have been many powerful forces in this country trying to eliminate that concept, but we have
will be allowed here in california. the supreme court decided this week to review the state's voter approved ban. justices will also hear a related case concerning the defense of marriage act. kron 4's dan kerman takes a look at what this all means. >> i now declare you spouses for life. >> same-sex couples will have to wait a little bit longer to tie the knot in california at the u.s. supreme court to review proposition 8, the voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage means legal briefs will be filed in the case will be argued early next year. >> is one simple question does that constitute permit same-sex marriage port equal protection for everyone? for equal protection or not. >> uc hastings law professor laurie hastings saying that they are reviewing proposition 8 and the defense of act is significant because of wor--rory.. >> they are granting to cases and alone for every possible question. >> many people watching supreme court that kennedy could be the vote deciding factor but roberts could be the pivotal vote. >> chief justice's tend to look for history. where will their position be? robe
year. this sharp drop in in force to comes as the same time as the peak in crime in one of california's most dangerous cities. >> oakland office is made more than 68,000 police stops in both 2008 and 2009. >> there are about 49,000 jobs in 2010 at the 25,000 last year. >> through november of this year there have been 14,000, 400 stops. this means oakland police are on track to make just more than 15,700 stops this year. >> governor jerry brown is being treated for prostate cancer. the governor's office released a statement confirming his condition yesterday's. >> the 74 year old is undergoing radiation treatment. doctors at the university of california say the cancer is in its early stages and is being treated with a short course of conventional radio therapy. >> governor brown's doctors call his problem as a speciaone prognosis excellent. >> in 18 days the bush era tax cut as fired automatic spending cuts kick in. it looks like we're getting nowhere in washington on a deal. >> thank you marc. running a private business inside the city hall of an east bay city that is the allegation t
them down. i yield back. mr. murphy: i yield 1:30 to the gentlelady from california, ms. esh -- eshoo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. eshoo: i thank the gentlelady from connecticut. there have been many heart -wrenching tributes this evening. on behalf of my constituents in the 14th congressional district in california, i hope that our words and our prayers and also our future actions will be a source of comfort to the parents of the victims and to the community of newtown, connecticut. it is appropriate that we offer our prayers and our sympathy, but that's not enough. that is not enough. it is in this chamber and in this congress we're together. we can indeed make the changes that the american people in their and wish are looking for. i can't help think of the words of you lincoln's gettysburg address when he said the nation will long remember what we say here but it will never forget what which did here. it is us to be dead cailted here to their great unfinished work. the massacre of these angels should really inspire us to take on the job of what really
the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentlelady from california is recognized for one minute. ms. sanchez: mr. speaker, down here in the well you might think that we are not a very friendly bunch towards each other but i want to let people know today that we actually have a lot of friendships here on this floor. and i want to take this time this week before we break for christmas to say good-bye to some of my friends who are leaving from congress, especially from the democratic side. but i have a particularly good friend on the other side. congressman gallegly. and he's had a congressional career here for 25 years, he's been a leader in -- and a fierce defender in animal rights. and with the successful passage of legislation that he recently sponsored, the creation and the sale of videos depicting the torture of animals, is forever illegal. and animals across -- lovers across the country are saying -- thankful for his leadership on that. and we a lot of times disagree on a lot of things politically, we've
from south carolina, on what senator dianne feinstein, democrat of california. it should be a busy morning on the sunday shows. back to your calls. june is waiting from wisconsin, on the independent line. good morning. host: good morning. first of all, shame on a congress, particularly the republicans who have just wanted to does -- to destroy this country. the tea party, i am so glad i am able to say this, the t stands for treason, because they have done all they possibly can to ruin america, to overthrow our government. host: can you take us through the next 48 hours on this debate on the fiscal cliff? what needs to happen? caller: ok. i say, the president should be willing to come up to $300,000, as far as tax increases. we need revenue. $400,000, some people make that. we need revenue. the only way to get it is to get it from people who actually have the money. there is no shame in helping our government. this is our government. the republicans need to understand that social security and medicare -- listen, those are so important. people are talking about i do not want children
to have to be a big part of the budget negotiation >> host: california, independent caller. hi, daniel. you are all in the air. going once, going twice. okay, don. pennsylvania, republican caller. hello, regina. >> caller: i want to say since you brought up the social security think, it means these people aren't going to take money out of the bank and expected to be promising. i think this is a very bad program to take that money out of paychecks and social security is already bleeding. put it where it belongs. for the nations which i find that other levy said with this institute you can just go get your health care, to that man that called you can go get your health care from the subsidies. with a second. the article in the tribune reviewed can kanaby cato institute policy. >> host: we have had him on many times, regina. >> caller: he is saying it would cause california department of insurance estimates even with the subsidies roughly 25%. it's making people go away from these states where they can't afford these. how about if we go to the united nations and get them out of our budget
with prevacid24hr. >>> the west coast is bracing for more stormy weather. residents in northern california made preparations as rise river waters started to threaten their homes. for the latest, let's go straight to the weather channel's chris warren. he is in truckee, california. chris, how bad is it expected to get out there? >> well, from what we understand, it's going to get to major flood stage. this is the truckee river right here. it is below any kind of flood stage right now. but what residents tell me, what they're expecting based on the forecast of major flooding by tomorrow, you see that rock over here in the middle of the river. they're expecting the river to be over that rock. >> wow. >> by tomorrow when it does flood. to give you a perspective of where we are in relation to that and the reason why so many people are getting ready, and it is possible. it's not a guarantee that we're going to have significant damage. but they're saying, the forecast is saying for possible minor damage to some of the homes. this is pretty close. you have people out here with sandbags. they have a bob
yesterday. people living in northern california, oregon and washington state are bracing for rising rivers and possible mudslides. >>> supporters of mohammad morsi blocked the high court from indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that would suspend a ruling on the drawing up of egypt's new constitution. president morsi declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> it is a frightening and deadly scene in japan. just look at this. at least two cars are still trapped inside a highway tunnel after a massive section of the concrete structure collapsed. police say they have already found several burned bodies inside the rubble about 50 miles west of tokyo. it is not clear what caused the tunnel to cave in or how many cars were inside at the time. >>> a thousand cars and trucks are stuck on a highway in russia after a major snowstorm caused a backup two days ago. a 30-mile stretch of roadway between moscow and st. petersburg is completely jammed with one lane open in each side. it is so bad that field kitchens have been set up. drivers are also running out of gas to kee
, security guards now have guns. in this california school, the day started with the mock lockdown drill. the other challenge for teachers and principals, what to say to students. >> we tell them that somebody who was a very sick person made some very poor choices, and that is rare that normally, usually schools are safe places. >> reporter: and in georgia, parents left nothing to chance, walking their kids all the way into school, hand in hand. while some parents decided to keep their children out of class, experts recommend it's best to get them back to their normal routinroutine. that's made particularly hard here in connecticut where the governor announced a moment of silence on friday. >> that's a national moment of silence that he wants the nation to recognize that, and have churches ring the bell 26 times in honor of those killed. i asked sunny yesterday what did you tell your kids? >> you don't want to tell kids 7 years or under necessarily. but for us that work in the business, they didn't see what was going on but they reacted to what was happening. i said a bad man did very ba
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